Here is a short break down of the surf spots around Kuta, South Lombok.
Segar is a local break located 10 minute drive from Kuta. Intermediate/Advanced
You can paddle straight out from the beach. There is a Right and a Left, however the Right is more often working. This is a reef break, that is very shallow at low tide. The wave is shifty and quick. Normally a short wave, but you may get a long ride. It tends to work best on a small swell. Mornings and afternoons are best time, as it is open to the wind. Nice place to sit and watch the surf or the sunset.
A boat ride to the next bay after Gerupuk. About 1 hour from Gerupuk or 30 minutes from Awang.
Inside Ekas: Beginner/Advanced
It's a nice mellow A frame. Needs a big swell to break. Easy take off, nice long ride, and usually uncrowded.
Outside Ekas is a heavy right hander. The wave is very tide dependent. Needs medium swell to be working. Long wave with barrel.
A fishing village located about 20 minutes east from Kuta. You catch a small boat to your choice of 5 different breaks (depending on swell and season).
Insides is a beautiful, mellow, long right hander that is almost always working. Reef is soft and covered with grass. Good wave on a medium swell, and can hold big swell also. Ideal for an intermediate surfer working on take offs and turns.
DonDons is an A frame wave. Needs a medium to large swell to break. Reef covered with grass. Easy take off with a long ride. Nice for beginners on a smaller swell.
Outside Left: Intermediate/Advanced.
Outside Lefts is a very fast A frame. Shallow with sharp reef. Swell magnet, so best on a smaller swell. Have to get it on the right swell and season, but when it is working it can be a very nice wave. Barreling sometimes.
First bay heading west out of Kuta.
Are Guling is a large bay with a Right and a Left. Both are reef breaks, but plenty deep on mid to high tide. A ten minute paddle out to the wave. Can hold all swell. Works in wet season, on-shore in dry season. The wave varies depending on swell. Can be playful, fun, long ride with a nice wall or a fast long barreling wave.
About 30 minutes west out of Kuta.
Mawi is known as a beautiful left barrel. But also offers a shorter right hander. Shallow on sharp reef. Off shore in dry season. The wave is fast, hollow, powerful and barreling. You can paddle straight out from the beach. Beautiful small bay, tucked away in paradise.
About 30 minutes west of Kuta.
Selong Belanak is most tourist “favorite” beach. Long white sandy beach, with a perfect beach break to learn the basics of surfing. You can nearly always find a wave with no fear of reef or a long paddle. Ideal for a day of hanging on the beach and surfing.